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Maher, Karam-Hage; Brower, Kirk J.; Mullan, Patricia B.; Gay, Tamara; Gruppen, Larry D. – Academic Psychiatry, 2013
Objective: Education about substance use disorders in medical schools and, subsequently, physicians' identification of and intervention in these diagnoses lag behind that of most other disabling disorders. To reduce barriers and improve access to education about this major public health concern, medical schools are increasingly adopting web-based…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Public Health, Addictive Behavior, Internet
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Keynejad, Roxanne; Ali, Faisal R.; Finlayson, Alexander E. T.; Handuleh, Jibriil; Adam, Gudon; Bowen, Jordan S. T.; Leather, Andrew; Little, Simon J.; Whitwell, Susannah – Academic Psychiatry, 2013
Objective: The proportion of U.K. medical students applying for psychiatry training continues to decline, whereas, in Somaliland, there are no public-sector psychiatrists. This pilot study assessed the usefulness and feasibility of online, instant messenger, peer-to-peer exchange for psychiatry education between cultures. Method: Twenty medical…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Medical Education, Foreign Countries, Psychiatry
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Korszun, Ania; Dinos, Sokratis; Ahmed, Kamran; Bhui, Kamaldeep – Academic Psychiatry, 2012
Background: Reducing stigma associated with mental illness is an important aim of medical education, yet evidence indicates that medical students' attitudes toward patients with mental health problems deteriorate as they progress through medical school. Objectives: Authors examined medical students' attitudes to mental illness, as compared with…
Descriptors: Evidence, Medical Education, Medical Students, Student Attitudes
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Eyal, Roy; O'Connor, Mary J. – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Background/Objective: Alcohol is a teratogen. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) affect about 1% of live births, causing severe impairment. Individuals affected by FASDs are overrepresented in psychiatric settings. This study reports on the education and experience of psychiatry trainees in approaching FASDs. Method: Data were collected from…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Supervision, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Pregnancy
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Jain, Shaili; Dunn, Laura B.; Warner, Christopher H.; Roberts, Laura Weiss – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: The authors assess the perspectives of psychiatry residents about the goals of receiving education in professionalism and ethics, how topics should be taught, and on what ethical principles the curriculum should be based. Method: A written survey was sent to psychiatry residents (N = 249) at seven U.S. residency programs in Spring 2005.…
Descriptors: Graduate Medical Education, Medical Schools, Physicians, Psychiatry
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Smith, Brian Daniel; Silk, Kami – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: This pilot study investigates the impact of an online, interactive simulation involving an Arab American Muslim patient on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of 2nd-year medical students regarding culturally competent healthcare, both in general and specific to Arab American Muslim patients. Method: Participants (N = 199), were…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Medical Students, Muslims, Arabs
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Morreale, Mary K.; Arfken, Cynthia L.; Balon, Richard – Academic Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: This study aims to determine how residents are being educated regarding sexual health, and it assesses attitudes toward sexual education and barriers to evaluating patients' sexuality. Methods: An anonymous Internet survey was sent to 195 residents in family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry at a…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Internal Medicine
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Waineo, Eva; Arfken, Cynthia L.; Morreale, Mary K. – Academic Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: This report discusses psychiatric residents' perceptions of sexual health education and their opinions regarding curricular improvements. Methods: An anonymous, web-based survey was sent to residents in one general psychiatry program (N = 33). The response rate was 69.7%. Results: Residents reported inadequate experience in multiple…
Descriptors: Health Education, Sex Education, Educational Benefits, Psychiatry
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Misra, Sahana; Ganzini, Linda; Keepers, George – Academic Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: Sales visits, or detailing, by pharmaceutical industry representatives at academic institutions has been increasingly criticized. The authors surveyed psychiatric residents and faculty members on their views and interactions with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry. Methods: In 2007, a 46-item online survey measuring…
Descriptors: Pharmacy, Industry, Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Hoop, Jinger G.; Savla, Gauri; Roberts, Laura Weiss; Zisook, Sidney; Dunn, Laura B. – Academic Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: As researchers make progress in understanding genetic aspects of mental illness and its treatment, psychiatrists will increasingly need to understand and interpret genetic information specific to psychiatric disorders. Little is known about the extent to which residency programs are preparing psychiatrists for this new role. This study…
Descriptors: Physicians, Mental Disorders, Psychiatry, Patients
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Calabrese, Christina; Sciolla, Andres; Zisook, Sidney; Bitner, Robin; Tuttle, Jeffrey; Dunn, Laura B. – Academic Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: Few studies of residents' attitudes toward psychotherapy training exist. The authors examined residents' perceptions of the quality of their training, support for training, their own competence levels, and associations between self-perceived competence and perceptions of the training environment. Methods: An anonymous, web-based…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physicians, Psychotherapy, Self Concept